Why Conway?

Part of the charm of Conway is the friendly service provided by merchants who offer a rich shopping experience.

Original hand-blown glass, antiques, consignment shops and live theatre are a few of the treasures Downtown Conway boasts for serious shoppers and browsers.

Most of Conway's downtown stores are housed in carefully-restored historic buildings on tree-lined streets where personal service makes the difference.

There are upscale clothiers for men and women hidden inside mall like areas with original murals painted on the walls; high-end and consignment shops for children; shops for jewelry, antiques, Christmas decorations (year round), curtains and household accessories, essential and unusual kitchen items, specialty items, bridal gowns, prom dresses and other formal attire; boutiques; and spas for nails, hair and body.

On any day of the year, nothing is more delightful than a morning or afternoon stroll around Historic Downtown Conway. In season, shoppers might be met with Christmas lights and holiday displays or beautiful blooming flowers and crepe myrtle trees. Downtown Conway is framed by the mysterious Waccamaw River and thriving historic residential and warehouse districts for shoppers to enjoy when they want to reflect on their purchases or think over a possible major purchase. There are stellar restaurants aplenty for such a small town and bakeries waiting to revive weary shoppers with a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea.

After the shopping is done, visitors might want to cap off the day with delicious pastries, sandwiches or full meals featuring eclectic cuisine.

On the fringes of Historic Downtown Conway and on the outskirts of town are shopping malls containing outlets and chain department stores, as well as additional shops, boutiques and salons.

Along US 501 on the city's north side, discount stores, retail establishments, restaurants and a 3-screen movie theatre combine to make one of Conway's busiest commercial centers.

Round and about the city, shoppers can expect to find quality merchandise, rendered with friendly service and at reasonable prices.

Visit Conway Chamber of Commerce's website at www.conwayscchamber.com or Conway Downtown Alive at www.conwayalive.com for a list of fun events and businesses.

10 reasons why you are going to love Conway

When folks move to Conway, they often stay a lifetime! Here are 10 reasons why you will love Conway, too!

1. Location, location, location

If you love small town living with a big town flair, then you will definitely enjoy Conway. Located just 15 miles from Myrtle Beach, residents of Conway are within easy driving distance of the ocean, outstanding entertainment, scrumptious dining and almost endless shopping.

2. Friendly people, smiling faces

Conway locals are known for their Southern charm. Visit our shops, our churches and our civic clubs and chances are you will get a warm greeting.

3. The Waccamaw River

This beautiful, black water river served as Conway's gateway to the rest of the world during the early years. Now it has become a playground for locals. The Riverwalk and the Riverfront Park allow visitors to enjoy the serenity of this natural gem.

4. A progressive community

Conway is fortunate to be in one of the fastest-growing regions of the state. You'll find Conway to be a great place to conduct business, or, to pursue the career of your choice.

5. Higher education

Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College are both locally-grown institutions of higher education that have developed into first-class schools.

6. Public schools

A commitment to excellence, coupled with a progressive school construction program, has established the Horry County School District as one of the best in the state.

7. Health Care

Conway Medical Center is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering outstanding patient care, and outreach program. Many other excellent healthcare facilities also are available for your needs.

8. Entertainment Opportunities

Whether you are the outdoors type or if you enjoy more leisurely pursuits, you will find plenty to see and do in Conway and Horry County. The beach, the river, the Conway library and many more venues await you.

9. Religious opportunities

Literally hundreds of churches representing numerous denominations dot the landscape in Conway and Horry County.

10. Opportunities to serve others

If you enjoy giving something back to your community, you will find almost endless opportunities here. From the Red Cross to the Shepherd's Table, the Salvation Army, Churches Assisting people or many more, we want and need your volunteer spirit.